This is a vocabulary Powerpoint that covers two short stories: "Marigolds" and "American History." I teach both stories during my character unit. The presentation includes vocabulary charts and guided practice. It also includes a homework assignment. The students copy the charts, and I help them complete them. I then guide them through the practice; you could do the practice in a number of different ways, as independent work as a collaborative activity. Students take about twenty minutes for the charts, and the next day, they complete the practice in about twenty minutes.